well-made things you get pleasure from using

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by ysrebob, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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    My FJR, always make me smile
    My F250, post bulletproofing, badass
    My Craftsman tools
    My Kimber Custom Shop 1911
    My Reistol Beaverskin hat
    A pair of Merrell hiking shoes I never expect much of
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  2. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    I thought there were going to be some quality sex toys:viking:feelgood:getiton
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  3. Stop_Watch

    Stop_Watch Gruntled

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    I suppose, technically, I don't use this, but I do have him as a coworker, he is extremely well made and every minute spent with him is a pleasure.

    model year: 2015
    model designation: Blue Merle
    factory equipment: intact
    specialty: certified social therapy (AKC titled, if that matters to anyone)

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    His working vest reads, "PLEASE PET ME"


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  4. Shaft

    Shaft counting my blessings

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    A 6.0 in the 250?
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  5. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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    Yep, built by me
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  6. ysrebob

    ysrebob yessiree, Bob.

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    The fact that this thread has gone thru five pages without anyone listing their smartphone gives me hope for humanity, or at least the clearly superior subset of humanity that rides bikes.
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  7. Toejamii

    Toejamii Still Learning

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    Hey Telejojo , long arms are still easy to buy but you must be licensed and every gun is registered to you ( everything costs each gun you gotta pay and licence lasts for 10 years ) you have to either belong to a gun club or have written permission to shoot on a rural property , have to store them in a proper gun safe . The pistols you can get but hard to keep you have to do at least 6 shoots a year at a registered gun club. and restrictions on where and how you transport / keep / limited number only 1 to start with for a certain time period. the do gooders have gone over the top
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  8. Toejamii

    Toejamii Still Learning

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    Telejojo I forgot noooooooo semi auto rifles / shotguns unless you own a rural property which in Queensland is a minimum of 100 acres
    so not many around :( so I own 9 longarms no pistols . But when i retire and have more time I'll get back into a pistol club
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  9. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Craftsman tools too?
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  10. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    For as long as I can remember (did I spell that correctly?), everywhere I went, everyone that I asked, they all said get an airhead. So I did. They were right, the quality is amazing. It doesn't matter from which angle you look at it from you can see the craftsmanship that went into its creation.

    What surprised me the most was the aura that it exudes, I mean, it's like it's somehow alive. A vibrant, living creature. It's eerie.




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  11. Shaft

    Shaft counting my blessings

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    Craftsman?

    Lol

    My toolbox consists of 3 vice-grips, two fo which are regular kind and on pointy nosed one, 4 rolls of duct tape and a hammer, a two pound sledge with a long handle for a good swing. :lol3
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  12. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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    Some
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  13. sgr

    sgr old fart

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  14. cide1

    cide1 Been here awhile

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  15. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I Supporter

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    Ingersoll Rand 212 impact, so used to using Milwaukee 18v cordless had forgotten how much I like the 212, Stanley knockoff too. :D
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  16. sgr

    sgr old fart

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  17. El Dangeroso

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  18. _Harry_

    _Harry_ Redneck Emeritus Supporter

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    It's a terrible photo, but I just got this Shiny Thing:

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    All American 30 quart pressure cooker :clap I got it for canning and sterilizing glassware for yeast starters. It'll hold 1/2 gallon mason jars with room for pints on top.

    Or a 2L erlenmeyer flask :freaky

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  19. MiniBike

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    The Randall my dad carried through Europe during WWII (Combat Engineers) and beyond. I don't use it often, but when I do it always does what needs doing. It's a working knife and doesn't need pampering. Good thing, since there's a 6 year wait list for a new one.



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  20. Parrothead

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    Like many of us who have posted here, I have an appreciation for quality, but perhaps not quite the budget. I also try to buy the best I can afford. Here are some that some of you might appreciate.

    Shavemac silvertip badger brush... it's a really large brush and I bought it on a whim (and well below retail) thinking it was too large but I'd just try it out. At the time my best badger brushes and synthetics were fine. Now the silvertip is my daily brush. My old brushes, meh.

    Bonsai tools: when I got into bonsai I thought it unwarranted to spend so much on tools when there are so many good pruning tools available. Bought my first bonsai-specific shears at a show and, wow! Now I have several different tools and really appreciate using them.

    Pennsylvania long-rifle, .54 cal, built for me by a riflemaker in Pennsylvania, near where I grew up. It's a very accurate reproduction of one of the rifles that my ancestor built, circa 1774-75. The craftsmanship is the best. The rifle's aesthetics, balance, and accuracy amaze me. To top it all for me, the riflemaker's family history, from before the Palatine immigrations to today, paralleled my family history very closely.

    Pioneer stereos: SA-9100/TX-9100 in living room, SA-1000/TX-1000 in spare (hobby) room. Not top of the line by today's standards but I really enjoy their sound and aesthetic, especially the 1000's.

    My `02 R1150GS. Many may disagree or have different values here, but this is the one that always makes me smile. Many miles, many trips, solo & with my wife, always a pleasure. There are better bikes, no doubt, but this one clicks for me.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share the things we appreciate!
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